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Youth

We all play a part in raising the next generation in a safe and enriching environment to build Brooklyn’s future

Kings Against Violence Initiative (KAVI) 2023 Spark Prize winners
Two women posing for a picture in front of a yellow wall.
STEM From Dance
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
One third

of the most segregated schools in New York City are located in Brooklyn

29.9%

of Brooklyn’s population is under 25 years old

63%

The high school graduation rate in Brooklyn’s most segregated school district

Our Approach

Brooklyn’s future is only as bright as we let our present be, and our borough’s youth deserve support systems that will allow them to soar to great heights. Brooklyn Org partners with organizations that help address gaps in educational outcomes and school climate for students of color, introduce youth to new skills and passions, and empower them to become leaders in their communities. We believe in leveling the playing field for our young Brooklynites by giving them the tools they need to reach their goals from day one.

Nonprofit Resources

Brooklyn Org provides holistic support and resources to nonprofits across the borough, from funding to capacity building, and more.

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Who We Back

  • The Alex House Project
  • The Ali Forney Center
  • America on Tech
  • Arab American Association of New York
  • Arab-American Family Support Center
  • The Brave House
  • Brooklyn College Community Partnership
  • Brownsville Partnership
  • Building Beats
  • CASA-NYC
  • Center for Community Alternatives
  • Center for Urban Pedagogy
  • Children’s Defense Fund-New York
  • Churches United For Fair Housing
  • Coney Island Anti Violence Collaborative
  • Day One New York
  • The Door
  • Drive Change
  • Educational Video Center
  • The Family Center

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BKO’s commitment to supporting our work has been instrumental to our success working with these young ladies and helping them restore their mental health and break the generations of trauma they’ve had to life with. Naquasia Pollard
Founder and Executive Director, Pure Legacee
[We’re] meeting young immigrant women where they are in their journey, and helping them with their cases, defending their human rights, [and] helping set them up for success and happiness in this new country. Lauren Blodgett
Founder & Executive Director, The Brave House
We are poised to take what we built in Brooklyn and scale it to empower girls everywhere. Yamilée Toussaint
Founder & CEO, STEM From Dance
Young people run the risk of leaving their collective power on the table when they choose not to engage in the political process. Sanda Balaban
Co-Founder and Director, YVote
Brooklyn Org’s support gives us a really good foundation so we can scale up our efforts. We’ve received over 1,200 applications for about 250 spots over the last three years, so obviously the demand within New York City is very high. Josue de Paz
CEO & Founder, First Tech Fund
What we do is help fellows see themselves as who they truly are, and help them understand that they deserve a seat at the table. We want to help the young people in our program to manifest their destinies and acquire the skills to get there. Kalilah Moon
Executive Director, Drive Change